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Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados. It is an upright shrub, sometimes small tree, able to grow up to 3 - 6 m tall and with a spread of 2 - 4 m wide.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is the most widely cultivated species in the genus Caesalpinia. It is a striking ornamental plant, widely grown in domestic and public gardens in warm climates with mild winters, and has a beautiful inflorescence in yellow, red, and orange. It tolerates pruning well allows it to be planted in groups to form a hedgerow; it can be also used to attract hummingbirds.

Type: perennial

Height: 3-6 meters

Hardiness zones: 8-11

Seed size: Large and unique! Seeds are black/brown, oval, and shiny! 

Seeds per pack: 5 large seeds

Germination: Place just under the surface of the soil, and water. Place in a warm location, and keep moist. A sunny window can help germination. Germinates in 3-4 weeks, and up to 8 weeks.

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